Grammy Award Winner REDD VOLKAERT originally from Canada, is widely regarded as on eof the greatest guitar players in the modern era particularly in the genres of Western Swing and Honky Tonk. He has been the go-to picker for Merle Haggard and has played with the likes of Johnny Pay check, George Jones, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait.
These days Redd can often be found on stage in the company of his fellow Telecaster stalwart Bill Kirchen (formerly of Commander Cody). Together they are often referred to as the "Titans of the Telecaster" such is their ability, notoriety, love and connection with this particular instrument.
In a typical Redd Volkaert show you can expect to hear his seasoned deep vocals skip across all of the genres mentioned above, playing a mixture of his own material and country standards, peppered with scorching instrumentals. In true troubadour style a set list means nothing and whatever the audience wants to hear, the audience gets. Redd is an encyclopedia of sweaty bar music and Americana.
RAY BEADLE is an Australian guitar legend. Ray's guitar and vocal styles evoke numerous blues legends, whilst concocting a breathtaking style all of his own. It is not by chance that Ray has become a favourite amongst Australian blues and music fans. An exhilarating guitarist, an enthralling singer-songwriter, and an extremely talented performer, Ray was awarded Best Album, Best Song, and Best Male Artist in the Chain Blues Awards.
Ray Beadle is the genuine article, his music comes deep from the heart and soul, stirring emotion sin people with his guitar genius. Ray’s music is rich with a deep history of the Blues; Rich from 20 years of experiences garnered from performing Nationally and Internationally; and rich from a deep understanding of his instrument and how to make it stir something within the listener. He knows that’s what the Blues is about.